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at the moment i am running off onboard graphics as this is my first system and all i wanted to do was get it running on the bare minimum cost and then upgrade.
i was wondering if it is actually worth buying a graphics card. i was only going to get a cheapo one like this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51649

i dont really play that many games but i do watch a lot of films on my comp. will buying a card make any difference to dvd playback?? also will running off the graphics cards memory and not my ram give my system any increase in performance?

thanx for any help
 

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at the moment i am running off onboard graphics as this is my first system and all i wanted to do was get it running on the bare minimum cost and then upgrade.
i was wondering if it is actually worth buying a graphics card. i was only going to get a cheapo one like this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=51649

i dont really play that many games but i do watch a lot of films on my comp. will buying a card make any difference to dvd playback?? also will running off the graphics cards memory and not my ram give my system any increase in performance?

thanx for any help

Im pretty sure anything better than the onbaord graphics will playback videos a lot better, but im not 100% sure
 

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Unless you're noticing slugish video performance, DVD video mainly, I would just keep what you have, as it should perform pretty well for you. If you're getting sluggish performance with AVI or other stored media formats that could be any aspect of your computer. However, I would start with the video card.
Any video card costing around 50 dollars should get you to where you want to be.
 
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